45 Beautiful Bedroom Designs | Midwest Living

45 Beautiful Bedroom Designs

Bedrooms offer a retreat from the stresses of everyday living. Make your bedroom relaxing and refreshing with inspiration from some of our favorites.
  • Room with a view

    Transom-topped French doors in the master bedroom open up to a private deck outfitted with hot-pink Adirondack chairs in this Door County, Wisconsin, home.

  • Snug in the rafters

    Floral prints on the walls, ceiling and bedding unify this snug bedroom. Three landscapes above the bed stand in for a headboard.

  • Calm escape

    A pale yellow palette (Benjamin Moore  345 Winter Sunshine) soothes a guest room in this Michigan home.

  • Pattern mix bedroom

    Pattern mix

    The master suite of this Arkansas home uses boldly patterned curtains, pillows and upholstery to make a distinctive statement.

  • DIY faux headboard

    Blogger Kelly Rinzema nailed molding to the wall to create an easy, stylish faux headboard in the master bedroom of her Michigan home.

  • Quiet palette

    The quiet palette of the master bedroom in this Indiana home gains interest from texture, design details and art. Belgian linen layers on the bed. “I love the texture of linen, the feel of linen and the sheen of linen,” the homeowner says. “I even love that it wrinkles and doesn’t feel perfect.” 

  • In the details

    The homeowner creatively taps her sons' interests for bedroom ideas. Skate decks and a wallpapered ceiling reflect one son's passions for art and nature—and skateboarding.

  • Quirky modern

    Find a clever way to display a favorite collection -- like placing vintage handbags on individual box shelves above a bed. The handbags become unique, colorful art in this playful, contemporary bedroom, complete with a platform bed on wheels. A checked bedspread echoes the box shelves.

  • Lovely in lavender

    Vertical and horizontal beaded board, painted in dreamy lilac (Benjamin Moore #1381 Easter Ribbon), give the walls and ceiling in this bedroom all-over texture. Leaf-green and white accents make it a whimsical, garden-inspired retreat.

  • Serene blue

    In this serene blue master bedroom, an old window stands in for art above the bed, and a vintage chest adds pretty color on the nightstand.

  • Pretty in gray

    Ranging from a cool silver to a warm taupe, gray looks good in every room. Navy accents pair with pale gray in this bedroom.

  • Vintage dreams

    Vintage finds and a mostly white palette, accented by a soft grey-blue ceiling, give this bedroom a dreamy feel.

  • Bunkhouse charm

    Adjacent to an Indiana lakeside home, a bunkhouse is the favorite play space and can handle up to 12. 

  • Garden delight

    Create a light and cheerful mood in a bedroom with whites, blues and greens. An oversize, stylized floral wallpaper on just one wall (Paper Roses in White/Sky from Lee Jofa) gives the room a touch of garden-inspired whimsy. Wallpaper on all four walls would be overkill. Sage-green pillows add contrast to the white matelasse coverlet and shams and blue-and-white checked quilt.

  • Appealing choices

    An antique bed renewed with turquoise paint continues the cheery paint scheme of the green walls ((Benjamin Moore #2029-40 Stem Green). A little brown keeps bold color choices from overwhelming.

  • Bold and beachy

    A sleek iron bed adds a bold, geometric element to an otherwise pastel space.

  • New country

    Mix in a pinch of modern for a fresh take on country style that stays true to its roots. Here, ticking- and quilt-patterned pillows mix easily with a modern silk coverlet and a contemporary floral-print sheet set.

  • Cheery teen room

    Cheery teen room

    The owners of this Arkansas home turned an underused attic space into a cheery teen bedroom. Carpet tiles jazz up the floor and can be individually replaced if stained or worn.

  • Soft comfort

    A warm taupe on the walls paired with luxurious lavender silk drapes makes this room pretty and relaxing. Textiles in silks, suedes and cottons soften a hand-painted metal bed.

  • Eclectic flair

    A mix of exotic accents, including a faux-zebra rug, leopard-print pillows and crocodile-look leather ottomans, give this bedroom a modern look/feel. A warm brown hue on the walls (Benjamin Moore 2096-30 Chocolate Truffle) looks rich and pairs well with rust and cream accents.

  • Small-space style

    For small or challenging spaces (bedrooms with pitched and low ceilings), try low platform beds, like the one tucked under the slant here. Add wall shelves for extra storage and a display area for art.

  • Gender-neutral guest bedroom

    Mixing masculine- and feminine-style furnishings, like pairing black iron with country florals and gingham, makes this guest room in a Michigan home fitting for any overnight visitor.

  • Modern cottage

    Serene blue and cream bedding gives contemporary furniture a relaxed cottage feel. If your bedroom has natural privacy (a woodsy location with tall trees), skip window treatments (and trim) for a sleek look and great views!

  • Add drama

    Dark purple (Benjamin Moore #AF-635 Bonne Nuit) lends a sophisticated vibe to this Chicago bedroom. To balance the deep purple, a divider wall was painted a golden tan (Benjamin Moore #1069 Twilight Gold). Yellow-gold tones are complementary to purple, across the color wheel. The combination offers an exotic backdrop for the homeowners’ collection of African art and patterns.

  • Light and bright

    All ceilings in the second-floor bedrooms in this home open to the rafters. The blue dresser in this guest bedroom is vintage; old and new quilts dress the queen bed.

  • Pretty in pink

    A cottage-style bedroom gets a flirty, feminine update with pink beaded-board walls (Benjamin Moore #1331 Ballet Slippers). A rug and accent pillows add just the right amount of floral pattern.

  • Farmhouse cheer

    Make guests feel like they're visiting Grandma's house with a comfortable room inspired by country style. The chandelier complements the white iron bed. Layers of quilts, a floral bed ruffle and an embroidered pillow recall simpler times.

  • Transitional bedroom

    Shades of black, white and brown-gray create a classic yet modern bedroom. A suede upholstered headboard with a black platform base is an updated take on a traditional bed. Chunky white molding and streamlined accessories maintain the sleek look.

  • Playful nature

    A porthole window adds architectural interest to a vaulted wall, while the wallpaper in an overscale Queen Anne's lace pattern gives it vibrant style. Colorful quilts and a fuchsia upholstered chair complete this cheerful room.

  • Old and new

    A whitewashed bed frame and painted bench mix with pretty new bedding to create a welcoming haven in a renovated farmhouse. An old painted screen door takes the place of a traditional closet door.

  • Masculine mode

    Dark wood furniture and fit-for-a-king suede bedding create a masculine aesthetic, perfect for a husband's retreat. Warm tan paint on the walls and a few metallic accessories give it a luxurious feel.

  • Kid-friendly hideaway

    Built-in twin beds above the garage give kids a cleverly crafted retreat. Below-bed storage maximizes space. Pine floors painted white look purposefully beachy; a striped rug and checkered headboards and bedding feel a little bit country.

    Bedding Eddie Bauer. eddiebauer.com Cabinetry Van Enk Woodcrafters LLC. vanenkwoodcrafters.com Lighting Sconce: Visual Comfort. visualcomfortlightinglights.com Vintage water-can lamp: Wiring by A Lamp and Fixture Shoppe. alampandfixture.com  Rug Ikea. ikea.com Wall color OC-17 White Dove. Benjamin Moore. benjaminmoore.com Window Treatment Custom by JamesThomas. jamesthomaschicago.com

  • Secret garden

    A green-and-white palette with hints of pink and blue makes this bedroom feel as if you're stepping into a spring garden. Plain white walls keep the focus on the colors of the bedding and upholstery. A large bay window fills the room with light and is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee.

  • King-size escape

    A rich leather headboard spans almost an entire wall, becoming the focal point of this masculine master bedroom. Chocolate-brown accents give neutral bedding and walls a warm feel.

  • Guest bedroom ambience

    This Lake Michigan homeowner outfitted her guest room with calming colors, super-soft bed linens and plush mattresses to make it feel like a luxurious hotel. 

  • Updated cottage style

    Colorful, nontraditional bedding updates a cottage-style bed. A clip-on lamp and a painted child's chair eliminate the need for a bedside table in this guest bedroom.

  • Dramatic decor

    Walls painted deep eggplant create a definitive backdrop in a master bedroom. Lime green in the curtains and accessories provides a bright accent. Black marble around the fireplace and traditional furnishings continue the upscale look.

  • Spirited flair bedroom

    Playful spirit

    Accents inject spirited flair into the bedroom of this Arkansas home. Bold rugs, unique lighting, piles of pillows and dramatic original art all deliver personality.

  • Elegantly simple

    A tray stands in as a bedroom nightstand in this simple, soothing bedroom at an Indiana Beach home.

  • Loving blue

    Love all things blue and white? Then this bedroom is for you. Blue walls and white trim set the stage, but the real charm comes from the mix of patterns and shades of periwinkle. A solid comforter keeps the combination of fabrics and colors from looking too busy. All the accessories -- from the lamps' blue-and-white shades to the blue-and-white rag rug --complement the scheme. Dark nightstands provide a bit of visual relief.

  • Play room

    A daughter's room gets a playful update in pink and green. The pink gingham fabric canopy is a crowning touch of sweetness.

  • Double-duty furnishings

    A daybed built into an inviting nook means a sitting room can double as a guest room. The window seat mimics the built-in bed and soaks up the morning sun. Wallpaper covers the ceiling as well as the walls, wrapping the room in color. A tailored valance and curtains lend a cheerful final note.

  • Master bedroom color

    Lime green accents give this lower-level master bedroom an energizing jolt of color. 

  • Attic bedroom

    Black paint updates the iron bed in the attic bedroom of this Minnesota home; orange pillows add seasonal color.

  • Tradition with a twist

    Intense cool tones (blues and greens) on walls invigorate a traditional-style bedroom. Silver-and-white accents provide crisp contrast, creating a sophisticated scheme.

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